Video updates

Bite-sized video updates on the New Zealand economy and markets.

Weekly Economics Video Update

16 March:

Economic growth remained subdued in late 2017, as we expected. The Reserve Bank is likely to keep interest rates low for quite some time.

9 March:

The pace of growth in the New Zealand economy appears to have slowed over 2017, as the housing market cooled, the building industry met capacity constraints, and the dairying sector faced more headwinds.

Monthly Agri Economic Insights

We hope you find these updates helpful in shaping a view of what's in store for you beyond the farm gate.

2 March:

Prices for New Zealand’s exports have fared well in a strengthening global economy. A tit-for-tat trade war could put that at risk, even if New Zealand isn’t directly targeted.

2 February:

Last year we worried about adverse growing conditions and falling land prices, and those themes are still around. The big change recently is the recent surge in the New Zealand dollar, which will impact returns for farmers.